Dear Noam Chomsky,
By now, someone has probably forwarded David Ray Griffin’s letter on to you. But if not, see the link at bottom.
For what it’s worth, my own research supports Griffin on ALL points.
Having said this, I’m going to climb onto my high horse. I want you to know how disappointed I am in you. You have done something unworthy of yourself. You have buried your head in the sand on one of the crucial issues of our time.
Several years ago, when I first brought the evidence about 9/11 to your attention, you replied that the evidence needed to find its way into print in mainstream science or engineering journals. Later, after this happened, and I brought it to your attention, you responded by feigning ignorance. You said you were not qualified to evaluate the evidence.
Baloney. You copped out.
If a theologian like Griffin can examine the evidence (which today is much stronger) in a logical and rational manner, surely we should expect no less of the world’s leading linguistic scholar.
By the way, I am aware that, many years ago, competent individuals showed you the evidence about the JFK assassination. It was already strong, at that time. According to various reports, you responded in exactly the same manner. You whiffed. So, given this, your ducking on 9/11 is not so surprising.
I confess that for many years I was in denial myself about the Kennedy assassination. But I’ve learned that these two key issues go hand in hand. The crux of the problem is the national security state.
I wish I could say: I’m hopeful. But if a linguistic genius cannot decipher the writing on the wall, what chance is there for ordinary people?
Until and unless the peace movement joins forces with the 9/11 truth movement, we will never have the political clout to turn the tide, to borrow a line from one of your books.
Mark H. Gaffney